Home | News    Tuesday 2 May 2017

Sudan, South Sudan committee to meet next week


May 1, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, Monday announced that the Joint Political and Security Committee (JPSC) between Sudan and South Sudan will convene next week in Addis Ababa upon an invitation from the African Union mechanism.

JPEG - 21.8 kb
South Sudan’s defence minister Kuol Manyang Juuk shakes hands with his Sudanese counterpart Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Ouf while AUHIP member Abdulsalam Abubakar applauds, after the signing of an agreement to operationalize the buffer zone between the two countries on 14 October 2015 (Courtesy photo by the AUHIP).

Speaking in his periodic report to the parliament, Ghandour revealed that "the JPSC has received an invitation from the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for a meeting on 8 and 9 May to discuss the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement signed on 27 September 2012."

The AUHIP head Thabo Mbeki was in Khartoum earlier this month to discuss with the Sudanese officials the two-track peace process with the armed opposition groups and the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement with the South Sudan.

Sudan’s intelligence service (NISS) recently has renewed accusations against Juba saying it continues to support armed groups and that President Salva Kiir personally met with the rebel SPLM-N leadership.

Also, South Sudanese official negatively reacted to a recent statement by President al-Bashir over the civil war in South Sudan as he said he was approached by regional leaders to "intervene" in the new country in order to end the war in the South Sudan.

The video of al-Bashir’s statements which was widely circulating among the South Sudanese is seen as an indicator of the mistrust between the two countries. The word "intervene" in the context of his statements also means "engage" with.

During the deliberations of Monday at the National Assembly in Khartoum different MPs -like Isam al-Din Mirghani deputy chair of education commission at the parliament- voiced their suspicions against Juba saying it continues to provide support to the Sudanese rebels including the SPLM-N.

MP retired Lieutenant General Hamid Musa said there are some circles that want to divide the South Sudan in order to bring peace in the tribally divided country.

Furthermore, another MP, Jadain Jod-Allah Dagash, showed his opposition to any reunification with the South Sudan calling to hold a referendum to consult Sudanese over the matter.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Maulana Mayen Wol was acquitted by South Sudan Supreme Court 2018-03-21 21:14:00 By Amb. Gordon Buay I have seen some quarters criticizing the appointment of Maulana Mayen Wol as the undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum on the basis of the charges brought against him (...)

President Kiir should extend equal justice recognition to John Agou 2018-03-17 08:35:01 By Deng Kur Deng Dear Mr. President, Is is the quest for equal justice that urges me to write to you today. Our quest didn’t begin with us, but it starts with you. All you have done for your (...)

Applying to the Arab League as the observer is recommendable but wrong time 2018-03-13 11:21:42 By Gatdiet Peter On 5 March 2018, a report from the Egyptian official news agency, MENA has flooded the media and captured a sharp attention of wider South Sudanese people that the Republic of (...)


Latest Press Releases

Appeal for forgiveness and pardon of John Agou Wuoi 2018-03-07 08:28:08 H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President and Commander-in-Chief, of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), 5th February, 2018. Through: Hon. Michael Makuei Lueth (...)

Petition for release of Agou John Wuoi from prison 2018-02-15 20:45:31 Open letter to South Sudan President Salva Kiir Your Excellency, Kindly please permit me to take this rare opportunity to appreciate you for every effort you have made toward making South Sudan (...)

AUHIP Communiqué on Sudan & SPLM-N talks for cessation of hostilities agreement 2018-02-05 13:04:16 African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan Joint Statement on Unilateral Ceasefire, Cessation of Hostilities and Completion of Negotiations 1) With the facilitation (...)


Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.